According to unofficial results, 2015 council candidate Thomas Bushnauskas won the Democratic nomination against the organization candidate for Hawthorne’s 2nd Ward, according to unofficial results.
Bushnauskas won at the polls by 4 votes (43-39), and lost the VBMs by one, putting the unofficial total at 53-50.
He will go on to the general election in November and face GOP candidate Rayna Laiosa in an open contest; incumbent GOP Councilman opted against seeking re-election this year.
DEM – Hawthorne Ward 2 Council 3/3 100.00%
Brett A. MURPHY 50 48.54%
Thomas J. BUSHNAUSKAS 53 51.46%
Write-In 0 0.00%